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Let's Go Back Way Before Roswell's Event To 1923!

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 12-27-2019 06:38 PM

Credited to: Courier and Press dot com

I thought I was seeing things today. Our big city paper had a long ago UFO accounting and the country boy in his family's Southern Illinois horse pasture was 10 years old!

I'm am no fan of this paper, maybe until today! :lol:

12,618.

That’s how many times the U.S. Air Force fielded sightings of unidentified flying objects between 1947 and 1969.

Back then, they were toiling through the infamous Project Blue Book — an effort to investigate the scores of UFO sightings that popped up all over America during the Cold War.

Military officials dismissed a huge chunk of them, sometimes conjuring ho-hum explanations such as the time-honored “weather balloon.” But by the end of the project, more than 700 reports of strange lights or shapes in the sky remained unexplained.

This month marks 50 years since the Air Force shuttered the project with a shrug. According to findings released on Dec. 18, 1969, the Air Force said none of the sightings represented a threat to national security. And, most importantly, none of them had anything to do with aliens.

That didn’t dissuade the true believers, of course — including the hundreds in the Evansville area who reported sightings of their own.

And it certainly didn’t change the mind of Norman Massie.

The long-time Southern Illinois teacher and basketball coach lived through a chilling close encounter decades before Project Blue Book was even a twinkle in the government’s eye. :lol: >MK II

More linked at paper's web site: Webb: UFOs invaded the Tri-State in 1963. What were they?

More: Webb: 1967 Evansville UFO sighting was blamed on a TV show :lol: >MK II

The Machine

Massie worked in Wayne County schools for almost 40 years.

He sold World Book Encyclopedias on the side, schlepping hardbound volumes to knowledge-hungry residents all over the Tri-State. KY, IN, IL> MK II

But if you punch his name into Google today, none of that will come up. Instead, he’s become infamous for something he saw when he was only 10 years old. 8) >MK II

According to an old Courier & Press column by Len Wells that’s been pirated and shot into the weirdest corners of the Internet, Massie grew up in the tiny town of Mount Erie, Illinois, about 60 miles west of Evansville, IN.


And one morning in June 1923, he led the family horses into the pasture.

“As I was closing the gate, I looked back down the field and there was an object with lights all around it,” Massie told Wells in 1998.

“… The machine was metallic and stood on three legs,” he said. “The top was a dome with holes in it. The best way I could describe the top was it looked like melted glass.”

When he got within 50 feet of the thing, he realized he wasn’t alone. Men milled around inside the ship, taking orders from a seated fellow they called “The Commander.”

“I didn't know what was going on until the end,” he told Wells. “Then, one of the crew members told the commander that the repairs had been made.”

With that, the ship shot off the ground and zapped across the sky, disappearing forever. Massie told Wells the encounter couldn’t have lasted more than five minutes — but it haunted him for the rest of his life.

More linked here: A weird radar shape flashed across the Evansville weather map. It wasn't rain | Webb

‘My own two eyes’

Project Blue Book reports are filled with people who begged to remain anonymous. “Everyone will think I’m crazy,” they’d say. :oops: >MK II :!:
It makes sense. Admitting you’ve seen something supernatural makes you an instant target for derision. And it hasn’t gotten easier since Project Blue Book closed. Just last year, an Evansville woman who reported a UFO sighting to Eyewitness News was awarded with a story in which the reporter :P >MK II slapped on a tinfoil hat and waved around a toy spaceship. :realmad: > MK II

But it was probably even more taboo back in 1923. So naturally, Massie’s parents begged him not to talk about his experience. Keep the metallic ship — and the Commander — to yourself, they said.

And he did — until 1990.

That’s when he shared the story with his son, a former colonel in the Air Force. He probably expected to be humored and dismissed, but the story didn’t surprise his son at all.

More: The story of Donald Trump's doomed attempt to run a Southern Indiana casino | Webb

“He said the Air Force files are full of pictures of UFOs,” Massie told Wells. “He accepted my story as the truth.

“In my own mind and my own heart, it existed. And I saw it with my own two eyes.”

Wells wrote a column about the sighting after Massie died in 2004 at the age of 91. He knew some people may think Massie was crazy or a liar or some poor naïve man who had convinced himself that this ludicrous story was real. After all, sometimes the magic of childhood can harden around a memory and give it an otherworldly sheen that could never exist in reality.

But according to Wells, Massie wasn’t that kind of guy.

“I've heard Norman tell this story many times,” he wrote, “and it was always the same. Never embellished from one time to the next.”

Contact columnist Jon Webb at jon.webb@courierpress.com.

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Re: Let's Go Back Way Before Roswell's Event To 1923!

Post by Doka » 12-28-2019 01:57 PM

Hi MK II,

If I get the gist of your post , You are really excited, :yay: and your area was a "busy" place for UFOs when you where young .

Great Article :https://www.courierpress.com/story/opin ... 748509001/

From the looks of it you still are having a quite a few sightings.

http://www.nuforc.org/webreports/ndxlIN.html and http://www.nuforc.org/

Sightings as well as "Close Encounters" have been going on since like , Forever! They used to be called "Flaps" .

I have seen a lot of strange things in the sky and a lot of experiences, since my 1st memories. I think I've even shared some here. The thing I have learned, is it dosen't matter, what takes place in my life, people need distance from what frightens them, especially if they can't explain what it was that scared them. Never asking the questions, never being curious, never seeking answers, totally fear paralyzed by what They May find out about themselves, and continue to be Enamored by Human Doorknobs.

That's Never been my case.

I have come to the conclusian, in our lifetimes , we work our way to a "Conclusion" knowly or unknowly to what humans are really all about and why we are here. We are all on different levels, why the idea of being The Same will Never Happen, no matter where you are at at any given time and desire every one to be just like you. It don't work that way. It may seem like I am fliting around from subject to subject here, But IT IS ALL CONNECTED!
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Re: Let's Go Back Way Before Roswell's Event To 1923!

Post by Doka » 12-29-2019 05:04 PM

Here is an interesting sighting in Los Vegas on 12/19/2019. Seems like it went on forever.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Sr1MJ3nX3do
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Re: Let's Go Back Way Before Roswell's Event To 1923!

Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 12-30-2019 12:10 AM

Yes it did. Most of the comments, wherever it was I read them, said it was a helicopter. I watched it flying around over areas that a traffic or police chopper might think was a waste of fuel. Who knows?.........really knows! 😃

Thanks for your first post too.

Doka's personal take on seeing other worldly fliers ended perfectly this way. "It may seem like I am fliting around from subject to subject here, But IT IS ALL CONNECTED!"

Yes, as strange as it is! Thanks!

But getting a new FF member on board is about as tough as this! By lying on your roof all night long, night after night! 😤 Just hoping to see what that brave 10 year old Southern Illinois country lad silently had to live with til his final days! :oops:


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